A cat found inside a trunk in a Hollis parking lot Monday is recovering at the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland.

The cat, which has been named Sky, is believed to be about a year old and is well socialized. Photo courtesy of Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland

The cat, which has been named Sky, is believed to be about a year old and is well socialized. Photo courtesy of Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland

According to the refuge league, the female cat was found by a pair of Buxton residents who were walking at the Hollis Sports Complex fields early Monday morning. They spotted a large trunk in the parking lot and heard a cat meowing inside. They were unable to open the trunk themselves, the league said, so they took it to a friend’s house, where they were able to get it open using a screwdriver.

The cat, which the league believes to be about a year old, had been locked inside without food and water.

Vets who checked out the cat, which has been named Sky, at the league in Westbrook said she appears to have been a family pet because she seemed well socialized. The cat had a significant amount of fleas and flea dirt, they said, but otherwise seemed to be healthy.

Anyone who thinks they may know where the cat came from is asked to call the refuge league at (207) 854-9771.

The organization said the cat is expected to be ready for adoption Saturday.

The cat was found locked in this trunk and a screwdriver was needed to free her.

The cat was found locked in this trunk and a screwdriver was needed to free her. Photo courtesy of Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland